Mother Nature Showin' Off: 7 of the Best Outdoor Virginia Wedding Venues


If you want to be one with nature on your wedding day, it couldn’t be easier! Winery…resort…historic estate…botanical garden—here’s an irresistible handful of Virginia’s best outdoor wedding venues.


The Osprey's at Belmont Bay
  • Location: 401 Belmont Bay Drive, Woodbridge VA
  • Style: Bright, airy, waterfront
  • Fab Feature: A wide flagstone pathway winds to your ceremony site—a wood pergola perched at the water’s edge. You’ll need little in the way of decoration here, with the Occoquan River providing a breathtaking backdrop.
  • Event Space Highlights: The clubhouse features a newly renovated ballroom, with a hardwood floor, built-in bar, inviting fireplace, and chandeliers that mimic natural candlelight. A wall of windows affords views of the river and grounds.
  • Wedding Package Perks: A selection of packages makes planning easy. From very basic to all-out elaborate, you’ll find an option here to fit your budget and style.
  • Catering: Select from list or bring your own.
The Osprey's at Belmont Bay
The Osprey's at Belmont Bay
The Osprey's at Belmont Bay

Chestnut Hill Bed and Breakfast
  • Location: 236 Caroline Street, Orange VA
  • Style: Historic, charming, and surrounded by nature
  • Fab Feature: The stunning grounds are expertly landscaped with seasonal flowers, fountains, and waterfalls.
  • Event Space Highlights: A pretty fountain encircled by impressive free-standing Greek columns makes a great backdrop for your ceremony. Then party away in the climate-controlled tent pavilion, draped with elegant white swags of fabric and hung with crystal chandeliers.
  • Notable Amenities: The sumptuous bride and groom dressing suites! Her room has perfect lighting for hair and makeup prep, as well as a wet bar and lounge area for toasts and snacking. His space comes with leather sofas, a plasma TV, a bar, and private bathrooms.
  • Catering: Bring your own.
Chestnut Hill Bed and Breakfast
Chestnut Hill Bed and Breakfast
Chestnut Hill Bed and Breakfast

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
  • Location: 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond VA
  • Style: Beauty that comes from nature
  • Fab Feature: The 50-acre garden not only possesses a world-class collection of botanical displays, it’s home to a classical domed Conservatory—the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic!
  • Event Space Highlights: Ceremonies are picturesque in the The Grace Arents Garden, featuring an inviting gazebo, center sundial, and a variety of blooms, or the Rose Garden, where you’re enveloped by roses. Indoor options include the Robins Tea House with its rich, wood accents, as well as three other venues.
  • Notable Amenity: They offer a 50% rental discount for a rehearsal dinner booked in conjunction with a ceremony and reception.
  • Catering: Provided in-house by Meriwether Godsey.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Morven Park
  • Location: 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg VA
  • Style: Greek Revival mansion and garden estate
  • Fab Feature: You can host a cocktail party in the Winmill Carriage Museum, where your guests sip champagne while admiring antique carriages from the mid-1800s to early 1900s.
  • Event Space Highlights: Several expansive lawns and boxwood gardens are available for intimate or gala outdoor weddings. There’s also The Court, a meticulously landscaped area with towering trees and a nearby reflection pool with a tranquil fountain.
  • Notable Amenity: They only allow one wedding per day on site!
  • Catering: Select from list.
Morven Park
Morven Park

Oatlands Historic House and Garden
  • Location: 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg VA
  • Style: Federalist and Greek Revival mansion and grounds
  • Fab Feature: The Oatlands Pavilion is custom-made for receptions. Nestled in the trees, this semi-permanent tent has interior draping and sidewalls that allow views of the open fields, historic greenhouse, and mansion.
  • Event Space Highlights: Ceremonies are held in the formal garden, where the bride walks down a grassy aisle framed by perfectly manicured miniature boxwood shrubs. Cocktails may be served in the garden, while receptions unfold just outside the mansion’s stately entryway.
  • Notable Amenity: Oatlands abounds with fantastic photo ops, from the historic buildings to the gorgeous gardens.
  • Catering: Select from list.
Oatlands Historic House and Garden
Oatlands Historic House and Garden
Oatlands Historic House and Garden

Salamander Resort and Spa
  • Location: 500 North Pendleton Street, Middleburg VA
  • Style: Luxury resort and equestrian center
  • Fab Feature: The Spa! For the ultimate couple’s retreat, book a full-day package for two, which includes an outdoor hot tub, a pedestal tub and experiential shower, a relaxing Hot Stone or Bamboo Massage…and lunch served on your private terrace…plus a customized facial.
  • Event Space Highlights: Along with a variety of ballrooms, the resort offers some unique options for celebrating like the Stallion Barn, Equestrian Barn, Grand Lawn, outdoor terraces, poolside settings, and Culinary Gardens.
  • Wedding Package Perks: In addition to restaurant-quality cuisine, packages include a 1-night stay in a bridal suite for the couple and a custom-made wedding cake. Special packages are also available for Indian and Persian weddings.
  • Catering: Provided in-house.
Salamander Resort and Spa
Salamander Resort and Spa
Salamander Resort and Spa

Veritas Vineyard and Winery
  • Location: 151 Veritas Lane, Afton VA
  • Style: Countryside winery
  • Fab Feature: The tasting room’s Mezzanine, which can seat up to 40, is a great place to host your rehearsal dinner.
  • Event Space Highlights: Tented events on the lawn enjoy a view of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Indoors, Saddleback Hall overlooks both the vineyards and mountains.
  • Notable Amenity: This family-owned winery produces a variety of high-quality wines you can serve at your event!
  • Catering: Provided in-house.
Veritas Vineyard and Winery
Veritas Vineyard and Winery
Veritas Vineyard and Winery

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Mother Nature Showin' Off: 8 of the Best Outdoor Virginia Wedding Venues
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